A man was teaching his young son how to ride a bike. As would be expected, the boy fell many times. Each time the boy fell down, his dad would tell him, “You’re getting so good!”
After a while, frustrated and near tears, the young boy asked his father, “Why do you keep saying that? I’m falling down over and over!” The man replied, “Yes son, but only by practicing can you get better. And it's not about falling, its about getting up and trying again and again."
The next day the man awoke to shouts and laughter outside his window. He pulled back the curtains only to see his son riding down the sidewalk on his bike, with a joyful smile across his face.
If you stay in your comfort zone, you'll safely go through the day, not making any mistakes. But you also won't stretch and grow.
When we first learn something new, mistakes are guaranteed. Mistakes are bound to be frustrating and painful, but will eventually become your greatest teachers.
When you have this in mind, it will be easier to learn something new. Meet your new challenges with excitement and a positive expectation. Over time, fall after fall, mistake after mistake, you will get really good at finding solutions to problems and seeing new opportunities.
What BIGGER learning can YOU take on TODAY?